Messages For Our Times  







"Incomprehensible is the happiness in which the soul will be immersed"

     After Holy Communion. I was carried in spirit before the throne of God. There I saw the heavenly Powers which incessantly praise God.  Beyond the throne I saw a brightness inaccessible to creature and there only the Incarnate Word enters as Mediator. (Diary 85)

     Today I was in heaven, in spirit, and I saw its inconceivable beauties and the happiness that awaits us after death. I saw how all creatures give ceaseless praise and glory to God. I saw how great is happiness in God, which spreads to all creatures, making them happy; and then all the glory and praise which springs from this happiness returns to its source; and they enter into the depths of God, contemplating the inner life of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, whom they will never comprehend or fathom.   The source of happiness is unchanging in it's essence, but is always new, gushing forth happiness for all creatures. Now I understand Saint Paul who said "Eye has not seen, nor has ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him".  (Diary 777)

     The sight of this great majesty of God, which I came to understand more profoundly and which is worshipped by the heavenly spirits according to their degree of grace and the hierarchies into which they are divided, did not cause my soul to be stricken with terror or fear; no, no, not at all! My soul was filled with peace and love, and the more I came to know the greatness of God, the more joyful I became that He is as He is. And I rejoice immensely in His greatness and am delighted that I am so little because, since I am little, He carries me in His arms and holds me close to His heart. (Diary, 779)


     Oh my God. how I pity those people who do not believe in eternal life; how I pray for them that a ray of mercy would envelop them too, and that God would clasp them to His fatherly bosom. (Diary 780) 

     I learned in the Heart of Jesus that in heaven itself there is a heaven to which not all, but only chosen souls, have access. Incomprehensible is the happiness in which the soul will be immersed.


     Oh, my God, oh, that I could describe this, even in some little degree.  Souls are penetrated by His divinity and pass from brightness to brightness, an unchanging light, but never monotonous, always new though never changing. O Holy Trinity, make Yourself known to souls. (Dairy 592)


     A vivid presence suddenly swept over me, and I was caught up in spirit before the majesty of God. I saw how the Angels and the Saints of the Lord give glory to God. The glory of God is so great that I dare not try to describe it, because I would not be able to do so , and souls might think that what I have written is all there is... .

    And all that has come forth from God returns to Him in the same way and gives Him perfect glory. (Diary 1604)